Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of John Evelyn, Esq. F.R.S., Author of the "Sylva," &c. &c., Comprising His Diary, from the Year 1641 to 1705-6, and a Selection of His Familiar Letters. To Which is Subjoined, the Private Correspondence between King Charles I. and His Secretary of State, Sir Edward Nicholas, Whilst His Majesty was in Scotland, 1641, and at Other Times During the Civil War; Also between Sir Edward Hyde, Afterwards Earl of Clarendon, and Sir Richard Browne, Ambassador to the Court of France, in the Time of King Charles I., and the Usurpation
Full calf, ornate border stamped in blind and gilt on boards, rebacked, with gilt-stamped lettering in spine label in second and third compartments (5 raised bands); complete set of 2 volumes, 4to (295x227mm); pp. xxviii, 671; v, , 336; plus 12 plates. Boards scuffed, and a bit chipped along the edges. John Evelyn, FRS (1620-1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist. His memoirs are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and politics of the time (the deaths of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, the last Great Plague of London, and the Great Fire of London in 1666). Bookseller Inventory # D12304
Title: Memoirs, Illustrative of the Life and ...
Publisher: Henry Colburn, London
Publication Date: 1819
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Second edition.
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